In the last few years headphones have become an extension of fashion for a lot of younger, iPod-generation music listeners. Although this may horrify the older, discriminating set (oh, youth!), the trend seems to be here to stay from the looks of new releases like these series of headphones from Scandinavian design collective, Urbanears.
offers three models, Plattan, Tanto and Medis, with 14 color variations. Our favourite is the Plattan, a full size headphone which can be folded into a compact travel form and makes its youth demographic design known with the inclusion of a “zound plug”, a socket which allows others to plug in to listen to whatever you're listening to. All models come with cable fabric covered cable extensions with a built-in microphone to use with your smart phone of choice (compatible with the iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry, and HTC models).
[via Blue Ant Studio]